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1981

Extremists assassinate Anwar Sadat in Cairo

Muslim extremists assassinate Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat at a military rally in Cairo. In an unprecedented move for an Arab leader, Egyptian Sadat travelled to Jerusalem in 1977 to seek a permanent peace settlement with the State of Israel. Sadat’s visit was met with outrage in most of the Arab world, but he continued on his path of peaceful relations with his Jewish neighbour.

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2016

First Sega Game Gear Released

Is That a Game Gear In Your Pocket Or Have You Had Some Horrible Kind of Accident?

In 1990, if you had a hankering for some video games but you also liked to be out and about ‘doing your thing’ had hated being tied down to a home computer console, there was only one option for you: the Nintendo Gameboy. But all that changed on this day when Sega finally realised that... Read more >

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1972

Train derails in Mexico

On this day in 1972, a train carrying religious pilgrims derails near Saltillo, Mexico, killing more than 200 people and injuring hundreds of others. Wednesday, October 6, was Saint’s Day in Mexico, a holiday many extended families came together to celebrate. People in the central part of the country often traveled to the shrine of St. Francis at Catorce where a festival was held. Following t... Read more >

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1970

South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia

South Vietnamese military officials announce the end of a three-month operation in southeastern Cambodia and the withdrawal of the 12,000-man task force involved. During the operation, which was designed to eliminate Communist base camps and supply areas along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, 453 enemy soldiers were reported killed. South Vietnamese losses were 93 killed and 642 wounded.

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